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Maria Eugenia Vasquez Perdomo

My Life as a Revolutionary: Reflections of a Former Guerrillera

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ISBN: 1592131018
Издательство: Temple University Press
Год издания: 2004
Страниц: 320
Book DescriptionIn My Life as a Revolutionary, Maria Eugenia Vasquez Perdomo presents a gripping account of her experiences as a member of M-19, one of the most successful guerrilla movements in Colombia's tumultuous modern history. Vasquez's remarkable story opens with her happy childhood in a middle-class provincial household in which she was encouraged to be adventurous and inquisitive. As an eighteen-year-old university student in Bogota, Maria Eugenia embraced radical politics and committed herself to militant action to rid her country of an abusive government. Dedicated and daring, Vasquez took part in some of the M-19's boldest operations in the 1970s and 1980s and became one of its leaders. She was able to avoiddetection for nearly twenty years in the movement because she was both clever and considered too attractive to be a guerrillera. Her vivid narrative brings to life the men and women who were her comrades and conveys their anxiety and...